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warm applesauce breakfast bowl

Warm Applesauce Breakfast Bowl

November 1

I have been on quite the breakfast food journey over the past couple of years. Until about three years ago, I never ate anything but cold, sugary cereal for breakfast. Everything changed when I tried this oatmeal for the first time and the joy of eating something warm and a little more wholesome and filling in the morning was introduced to me. Even though I still love oatmeal, trying my first acai bowl in Hawaii last March put me on a whole new path. This past summer, eating a cold, refreshing smoothie bowl was almost all that I wanted to eat every morning. Recently though, when I wake up, our apartment is pretty cold and I am craving warm food again. One of the things I love about smoothie bowls is the contrast between super smooth blended fruit and the various crunchy things I sprinkle generously over the top. I am always mixing various seeds, nuts and other bits that I have in my cupboard over the bowl (I also do this with my oatmeal, but the contrast in texture isn’t so obvious). While I find myself firmly back in the oatmeal wagon, I thought that having a smoothie-esque wintery breakfast bowl would also be great to have in my arsenal: this warm applesauce breakfast bowl is it.

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health breakfast crisp

Healthy Breakfast Crisp

May 17

I am still firmly on my oatmeal-for-breakfast kick. About a year ago, my breakfast life was transformed because of this oatmeal and I haven’t looked back. Before that, I was definitely a cold-cereal girl but I can’t imagine going back. Who knows what will happen as it continues to warm up but these days I wake up craving something warm, comforting, and filling. My oatmeal is always jam-packed with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds and I definitely think that the 6-7 minutes that it takes to make the oatmeal in the morning is worth it, but I have started to wondering how I could make a big batch at the beginning of the week. Something I could have on hand, with nothing more than a quick scoop and perhaps a trip to the microwave needed for breakfast gratification. My first thought was how great it would be to be able to make a super healthy breakfast crisp, with all of the ingredients I usually use in my oatmeal.

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acai bowl

Acai Bowl

March 23

As I mentioned in my last post, we just came back from Hawaii. One of the things I definitely wanted to try while we were there was an acai bowl. On the last day, we went out of our way to go to a place that sold them and we both got a heaping bowl filled with a delicious base of acai and banana, topped with fresh fruit, granola and coconut. It was just what I wanted. My boyfriend hadn’t really known what it was and was totally won over by it. He even said he wanted to start eating it for breakfast, which was a big statement from someone who religiously eats cereal every single day. It felt wholesome, was filling and was full of different textures. I guess that’s enough to win anyone over.

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best oatmeal ever

Best Oatmeal Ever

March 2

This is serious oatmeal business. For someone who has always hated (as in refused to eat in any form) oatmeal for as long as I can remember it feels like there is an unusual amount of oatmeal-related recipes on this relatively young blog. Well, what can I say? I’ve been converted. The other oatmeal recipe posted here was more of a revelation to me. It was cool that you could soak your oats overnight and wake up with a nice, filling breakfast, with some delicious toppings (if I may say so myself). In fact, for me, that one was all about the toppings, not the oats. This is quite the opposite.

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